How do I place a fraud alert or an active duty alert?
Placing a fraud alert on your credit reports is free.
Click here to place an initial one-year fraud alert or active duty alert on your Equifax credit report online after creating a myEquifax account. You can also check the status of your fraud alert or active duty alert through myEquifax.
You can contact any of the three nationwide credit bureaus to request an initial fraud alert or active duty alert. Once you have placed an initial fraud alert or active duty alert on your credit report with one of the bureaus, that bureau will send a request to the other two bureaus to do the same, so you do not have to contact all three.
You can also request an initial one-year fraud alert or active duty alert:
- By calling (800) 525-6285; or
- By downloading this form for an initial fraud alert or an active duty alert and mailing it or submitting a written request to:
Equifax Information Services LLC
P.O. Box 105069
Atlanta, GA 30348-5069
If you have been a victim of identity theft and have a police and/or FTC identity theft report, you have the right to request a seven-year extended fraud alert on your credit reports. To submit your request, please download and follow the instructions on the Extended Fraud Alert form.